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Who We Are

With decades of industry experience and the latest design software to hand, we offer a seamless, concept-to-manufacture service that puts our clients first. As technical engineers that specialise in product, retail and CAD design, we are driven by a passion for pushing creative boundaries.

We regularly produce photo-realistic CGI renders and 3D product animations to help reshape our client’s way of experiencing and communicating designs and elevating the marketability of their products.

We believe our expertise gives us the edge, and our commitment to professionalism, reliability and attention to detail means we are perfectly suited to provide technical design support to a wide range of customers: from agencies on tight deadlines to entrepreneurs taking a new product or idea to market.

Book a call with us today to see how we can help your project.

Our Values


Innovation
Innovation
We are committed to R&D and investing in the latest tech to ensure we provide innovative design solutions for our clients.
Collaboration
Collaboration
We believe in the power of collaboration, fostering clear communication with our clients throughout the design process, to turn their ideas into reality.
Professionalism
Professionalism
We operate with the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail, delivering projects on time and within budget.
Sustainability
Sustainability
We are mindful of the environmental impact of our work and strive to incorporate sustainable design practices in all that we do.
Innovation
Innovation
We are committed to R&D and investing in the latest tech to ensure we provide innovative design solutions for our clients.
Collaboration
Collaboration
We believe in the power of collaboration, fostering clear communication with our clients throughout the design process, to turn their ideas into reality.
Professionalism
Professionalism
We operate with the highest level of professionalism and attention to detail, delivering projects on time and within budget.
Sustainability
Sustainability
We are mindful of the environmental impact of our work and strive to incorporate sustainable design practices in all that we do.

Our Story

After meeting a few years prior, co-founders Sam & Patrick recognised a need in the market for a specialised technical design and consultancy service that had increased capacity, capability and end-to-end design support. By combining their respective client bases and skillsets they realised they could provide a more holistic design service to their clients and support multiple projects with complex requirements and tight deadlines. So in the spring of 2019, they decided to join forces and Step2 Design was officially born!
In what was a challenging year for the market, Step2 Design showed determination and creative resilience by diversifying their skillskets and expanding their services to offer photo-realistic rendering and 3D product animation. Although the first half of the year was slow to start, the pace soon picked up and Step2 Design completed some exciting new projects for a host of internationally-recognised clients - closing out the year with a spring in their step!
2021 signalled strong growth across all areas of business and this required expansion into a new serviced office to help facilitate this growth. This dedicated workspace greatly improved both collaboration and productivity amongst the team, and further solidified Step2 Design's growing reputation as an innovative and reliable technical design partner. Alongside this expansion, Step2 Design invested in two new rapid prototyping machines (a dual filament FDM and DLP resin printer), further enhancing the range of prototyping services they could offer to their clients.
The beginning of a new era, as Step2 Design expanded the retail arm of the business by recruiting Mark - an expert in the fields of retail design, industrial model-making, and manufacturing. He helped onboard a multitude of new clients through his network of commercial contacts and vast industry experience, enabling Step2 Design to further grow their portfolio of innovative design work. Upgrading to a larger premises also enabled the team to enhance their prototyping capabilities with a dedicated workshop and assembly area.
Step2 Design continued to deliver in 2023 by expanding its network of suppliers to meet increased demand for its services. The team further solidified its manufacturing presence in China with a month-long trip to Shanghai, helping to support client prototyping requirements whilst assessing the feasibility of future large-scale projects in the area. In addition, Step2 Design completely overhauls its branding, marketing & online presence, looking to start 2024 with a fresh and reinvigorated sense of purpose.

Meet the team

Director

Retail / Exhibition
With a background in Architecture, Sam has always had a passion for designing things. He started his career at a local office fit out company, designing and overseeing projects for companies such as Pepsi, Maersk and NVIDIA, before setting up his own design company. Over the last 10 years Sam has been designing and developing projects across the country and although he specialises in retail and exhibition design, he also has a passion for rendering, 3d visualisation and graphic design. Outside of work you’ll find him playing squash, skiing or somewhere on the Spanish continent!

Sam Barham

Director

Product / Industrial
As someone who has been involved with design and engineering his whole life, Patrick holds a Technical Product Design degree from which the foundation of his professional career began. Starting out designing outdoor products and equipment, Patrick worked for a number of companies before deciding to form his own. For the past 8 years he has worked for brands across the world utilising his expertise in concepting, DFM and manufacturing to help bring numerous products to market. When not designing Patrick isn’t afraid to try new things, from skydiving to skiing, he’ll be at the front of the queue!

Patrick Williams

Director

Retail / Manufacturing
With extensive industrial experience, Mark initially studied Product Design at university, fuelling his lifelong passion for creating. His career began as an Industrial Model Maker, amassing over two decades of expertise in workshops. Progressing to a Senior Design Engineer, he’s worked with prestigious blue-chip brands, like Sony and Microsoft and also overseeing Dyson’s own retail furniture design. Mark’s wealth of manufacturing knowledge and his adventurous spirit makes him an invaluable asset to the team. An avid biker, who thrives on challenges and isn't afraid to get things done!

Mark Fowler

    Trading Address

    Step2 Design Limited HERE
    470 Bath Road
    Arnos Vale
    Bristol BS4 3AP